Kopitar Out, Can Watch His Son Against Arizona

Per recent tradition, it will be the Kings and Coyotes in a pair of split-squad games to open up preseason on Tuesday night.
LA captain Anze Kopitar will not suit up, but he will get a chance to watch his son play.
Allow us to explain…
“Last season when [Jaret Anderson-Dolan] made the team out of camp and […]

Round 2 Matchups Set in King of Kings Tournament

After more than 10,000 votes were cast across Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, all eight matchups in Round 2 have been set for the King of Kings tournament.
While most of the opening 16 pairings were decided with relative ease, a number of them were fairly close until the final hours of voting. In fact, one […]

Doughty Had Plenty to Say When Kings Camp Opened

Hockey returned to Los Angeles, with the opening of training camp on Friday.
And Drew Doughty had plenty to say. Take a look…
Doughty on this coming season – “We just have to rebuild. That’s what we’re going through, obviously. We still think we can compete and earn a playoff spot. It’s going to be a lot […]

Training Camp Preview: Five Questions with Cal Petersen

Fresh off of signing a three-year contract extension this summer, the cat is sort of out of the bag at this point – Cal Petersen is the LA Kings goaltender of the future. This doesn’t come as any major revelation to longtime readers here, as we’ve been making similar comments since he first signed with […]

Defensemen: Odds of Kings Prospects Making 2019-20 Roster

If you’ve been listening to our Kings of the Podcast episodes over the past week, you already know – the defense in Ontario should be stacked this season. What about in LA, though? Do any of the Kings young blueliners have a chance to make the NHL roster on Opening Night?
As we did with the […]

Forwards: Odds of Kings Prospects Making 2019-20 Roster

Do any of the Kings prospects have a legitimate chance at making LA’s Opening Night roster this season? If so, which ones?
Before entertaining such questions, one must first evaluate how many spots might actually be open for such a competition in training camp.
As reported earlier this summer, MayorsManor projects the opening night roster to be:
Dustin […]

Rookie Faceoff: Notes, Quotes, and Pics from Kings-Avs

A win is a win. And that’s exactly what the Kings walked away with on Sunday night, downing the Colorado Avalanche 6-1, even though it’s more of a symbolic victory than anything else.
“It’s good to get a win, now we’re no longer 0-for-the tournament,” coach Mike Stothers quipped after the game. “It took us two […]

Kings Of the Podcast Ep. 2 – NHL Contracts, Prospects, Rookie Tournament

We’re back!
Kings of the Podcast, Episode 2 covers a plethora of topics, including…
– When is the Rookie Tournament coming to LA?
– Carter in Ontario?!
– The Briefcase, Part 2
– Darryl Sutter texts!
– More on Clifford & Carter
– Answers on the rules / Clague
– Notes on Thomas and Kaliyev
– D-1 college hockey in SoCal
– Pronunciations and hashtags
– […]

Rookie Faceoff: Notes, Quotes, and Pics from Kings-Ducks

Given the level of experience on both sides of the puck, 60 minutes of hockey produced the likely outcome in this season’s first Kings-Ducks matchup – with Anaheim skating to a 4-1 victory over Los Angeles in the nightcap of Day 1 at the NHL Rookie Faceoff.
All four of the host team’s goals came […]

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: King of Kings 32-Player Tournament

To kick off the 2019-20 season, we’re launching the King of Kings tournament. We’re giving LA Kings fans the chance to determine who is truly worthy of wearing the crown and owning the title.
With a 32-player bracket, there will be roughly 30 unique faceoffs that take us all the way to the King of Kings […]